Who We Are
Value Management Consulting was established in 2013 to provide niche consulting services to address three cascading challenges in organisations we see in 2022:
Confirming the organisation’s business strategy as a coherent set of business outcomes
Providing a line of sight from the desired strategic outcomes to the change and transformation investments required
Articulating and planning the business value of those digitally enabled and transformation investments
Providing the line of sight to people, process and technology change needed to deliver investment value from an investment
Establishing and sustaining the ways and means to actually realise the business outcomes
Providing the capabilities to define and measure success of digital transformation investments and their contribution to strategy
Heavily influenced by our consulting experiences and thought leadership with DMR Consulting and The Information Paradox by John Thorp, we work with executives at an enterprise level firstly to articulate their business strategy in outcome terms, then
to establish capabilities, optimise and sustain the value management disciplines of value governance, portfolio management and benefits realisation.
Meet the Team
Peter Harrison, the principal of Value Management Consulting Pty Ltd, is a global leader in consulting in Value Management. He has worked with scores of organisations to bring an outcomes and value focus to their portfolio of projects and programs. With over 20 years experience in assisting organisations to realise the value from their business change and digitally enabled transformation investments, Peter has worked with senior executives in both public and private sector organisations to define and implement change for value governance, portfolio management and benefits realisation. Peter has been a member of the ISACA in addition to being a frequent trainer, writer and speaker on value management, a member of the ISACA Val IT Steering Committee and a member of the ISACA COBIT 5 development task force.
Carmen Harrison is the Chief Operations Officer of Value Management Consulting. Carmen’s career spans over 20 years in management consulting, training, accounting and risk management. She has helped a variety of organisations to work better and smarter by providing business orientated solutions to risk and control issues. Carmen has served on a number of boards in Australia and internationally.
Sally Mainsbridge is a benefits management and evaluation specialist who assists organisations to realise value from their investments. She has worked for over 20 years with organisations to identify and achieve the business value from their investment programs. Sally also draws on her proven experience in both program management and change management to understand and plan for the organisational changes required to deliver business outcomes and optimal benefits. Sally’s industry experience is broad. She has worked extensively in the health sector as well as state and federal government, transportation, telecommunications and financial sectors. In all engagements, there has been a common theme of applying a value driven approach and working with key stakeholders on identifying, realising and reporting the targeted business outcomes.
Todd delivers leadership for organisations that are striving to derive real value from their digital investments. For nearly forty years, he has successfully helped overcome challenges arising from the complex interaction of people, processes and technology. He is dedicated to helping unravel complexity, identify what is persistently important, and deliver results through a focus on business outcomes and what it takes to achieve them. Todd’s career experience includes 15 years as a practice lead within a management consultancy in North America and Australia. More recently, he has spent 10 years as the CTO of a large government agency. As an IT executive, he managed a large workforce with accountability for digital strategy, architecture, security, testing, planning and assurance. Todd particularly specialises in achieving outcomes in digital strategy, enterprise architecture, solutions architecture, program design and benefits management. Todd is the practice manager at Robinson Ryan – a leading Australian firm assisting its clients in creating effective data management systems.
Mentor and Thought Leader
John's passion revolves around helping the public and private sector, society and individuals realise and sustain value from the transformational change that digital technology increasingly both enables and requires. Author of The Information Paradox, he has over 50 years of experience in the information technology and management fields and is an an internationally recognised practitioner and thought leader in the value/benefits management space.
Andrew Nelson is an IS Strategy and value management specialist who has over 25 years experience in establishing and driving portfolios and programs of IS-enabled investments to deliver real business results. Applying a benefits focus, he helps his clients to plan, prioritise and execute digital transformation and other work programs that deliver to business strategy, incorporating all necessary people, process as well as technology components.
Andrew has worked throughout the value chain, from strategic planning, portfolio and capability development, business case development through to initiative planning, program management, value delivery and orchestration.
Andrew has deep experience in program management, enterprise architecture, governance, IS operation and diverse delivery models, and many years of learning what it takes to make digitally-enabled investment programs succeed. He knows how to get the real value from technology investments, and how to deliver what business users want and need.
Bruce is a proactive, results orientated management consultant with broad IT business experience in the private and public sectors, in both Australia and the UK. Bruce is adept at working with customers to help them define and implement the governance, control and operations that enable delivery of optimal business outcomes through the application of Value Management approaches including Benefits Management and Portfolio Management.
Jo Rappolt is a benefits management and evaluation specialist. For the last 5 years Jo has been working on a State-wide Government Program to understand and articulate the business value derived from a large, key program.
Jo also draws on her proven experience in both project, program and change management to understand and plan for the organisational changes required to deliver the business outcomes and optimal benefits.
A certified benefits practitioner, Jo has over 10 years’ experience working extensively in the health and government sector. Most recently Jo has been applying a value driven approach and working with key stakeholders on identifying, realising and reporting the targeted business outcomes for a large program and also within the context of the wider organisation strategic objectives.
Laura Leihn is a value management specialist with extensive experience in portfolio management, strategy articulation, value governance and benefits realisation. She has 10 years of experience in helping organisations to define, prioritise and manage value from their change portfolio. Laura also brings her proven consulting skill set, including workshop facilitation, structured problem solving and stakeholder engagement to facilitate successful results from her engagements.
Nereda is a Portfolio Delivery Director and Value Management Consultant who helps organisations identify, prioritise and deliver strategic and operational outcomes aligned to their business strategy. She has an extensive background in Program Management and Organisational Change Management, for over 20 years’ having formulated, shaped and delivered many large transformation programs. Nereda is passionate about ensuring organisations are maximising their business value and impact, promoting an outcome-focus in all her work and embedding clear and simple frameworks to ensure successful delivery of those outcomes. Nereda’s key strengths include versatility, strategic “big-picture” focus coupled with pragmatic delivery-orientation, strong communication and organisational skills.
Suzi is a benefits realisation evaluation and management practitioner who assists organisations to identify, prioritise and realise value from their investments. She has worked for over 20 years with Federal Government organisations to identify and achieve the business value from their investment programs. Suzi also draws on her proven experience in Program/Project management and business analysis to clearly map and understand the organisational change required to deliver the business
outcomes and optimal benefits.